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Raleigh Officer Released From Hospital After Beating

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh police officer who was beaten Friday night has been released from the hospital.

Cpl. K.S. Newton was released from WakeMed around 1 p.m. Monday. He is now at home continuing the recovery process.

Police say Friday night, Newton approached Airris Hinton at the Greyhound bus station in downtown Raleigh. Authorities say the two men got into a fight, and Newton was seriously injured.

Hinton is charged with attempted murder. He is being held on more than $1 million bond.

There is no word yet on when Newton will return to work.

Coincidentally, Newton was injured four years and 1 day after he was involved in a serious car accident on Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh. Authorities say his bulletproof vest may have saved his life by preventing more serious injuries. The driver who hit Newton died in the incident.

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